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Great Expectations The novel Great Expectations presents the story of a young boy growing up and becoming a gentleman He must learn to appreciate people for who they are not shun them for who they arent Nicknamed Pip Philip Pirrip the main character goes through many changes in his personality as he is influenced by various people Pip experiences tough times as a boy and a young man but at the end he has become a fine morale young man In the beginning Pip an orphan considers himself to be a common laboring boy but he has a desire to improve his station in life He is raised by his sister and her husband Joe Gargery Then Pip meets Estella the adopted daughter of Miss Havisham an old lady who is bitter and eccentric Estella aunts Pip and is very cruel to him but he still falls in love with her Miss Havisham is teaching Estella to hurt men because she herself was deserted by her fianc on her wedding day One day Mr Jaggers a lawyer reveals to Pip that there are Great Expectations for Pip He is given the money to become a gentleman and receive a good education he assumes that his benefactor is Miss Havisham In London Pip makes many new high-society friends When Joe Gargery comes to visit Pip in his new way of life Pip is ashamed of Joe because he is a commoner At this time Pip is around twenty years old Estella is still the center of his attractions When she comes to London he meets her but she tries to warn Pip to stay away from her because she might hurt his feelings She is being kind to him in the only way that she knows how Around the same time Pip receives a letter telling him that Mrs Joe Gargery had died A man from Pips past steps out an
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